DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Synopsis of Open Program Funding Opportunities




FY20 Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 30, 2020 Funding Level 1:
  • Maximum funding of $450,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.

Funding Level 1 with Partnering PI Option:

  • Maximum funding of $750,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.

Funding Level 2:

  • Maximum funding of $1 million (M) for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.

Funding Level 2 with Partnering PI Option:

  • Maximum funding of $1.5M for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.

Funding Level 2 – Population Science and Prevention Studies:

  • Maximum funding of $1.5M for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.

Funding Level 2 – Population Science and Prevention Studies – Partnering PI Option:

  • Maximum funding of $2M for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): September 8, 2020

Application: September 22, 2020
Era of Hope Scholar Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 30, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $3M for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): September 8, 2020

Application: September 22, 2020

Confidential Letters of Recommendation Submission Deadline: September 25, 2020


FY20 Chronic Pain Management Research Program (CPMRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Investigator-Initiated Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
June 18, 2020
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $900,000 for direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate agreement.
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal):
August 7, 2020

Application:
November 6, 2020
Translational Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
June 18, 2020
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $1,400,000 for direct costs.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate agreement.
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal):
August 7, 2020

Application:
November 6, 2020

FY20 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program (DMDRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Idea Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 28, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $350,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.
Pre-Application:
August 12, 2020

Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.

Application:
December 7, 2020
Translational Research Partnership Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 28, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $1,200,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application:
August 12, 2020

Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.

Application:
December 7, 2020

FY20 Hearing Restoration Research Program (HRRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Focused Research Award (FRA) Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 7, 2020 Funding Level 1:
  • Maximum funding of $250,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.
 Funding Level 2:
  • Maximum funding of $1,000,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
 Funding Level 2 with Pilot Clinical Trial Option:
  • Maximum funding of $1,250,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal):
July 14, 2020

Application:
November 3, 2020

FY20 Kidney Cancer Research Program (KCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Academy of Kidney Cancer Investigators – Early Career Investigator Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 12, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $725,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
August 5, 2020

Application:
August 26, 2020
Concept Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 12, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $100,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 1 year.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 15, 2020

Application:
August 5, 2020
Translational Research Partnership Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 12, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $750,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
August 5, 2020

Application:
August 26, 2020
Clinical Consortium – Clinical Trial Site Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
June 3, 2020 Clinical Trial Sites
  • Maximum funding of $600,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
September 2, 2020

Application:
September 23, 2020
Idea Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
June 4, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $600,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate agreement.
Early Detection Studies Option:
  • Maximum funding of $650,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate agreement.
Population Science and Prevention Studies Option:
  • Maximum funding of $2 million in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 4 years.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate agreement.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
September 2, 2020

Application:
September 23, 2020
Postdoctoral and Clinical Fellowship Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
June 3, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $195,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • Indirect costs may be proposed in accordance with the institution’s negotiated rate.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
September 2, 2020

Application:
September 23, 2020


FY20 Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Career Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
Updated May 6, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $250,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 2 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 22, 2020

Letter of Intent is required.

Application: August 5, 2020
Clinical Translational Research Partnership Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
Updated May 6, 2020
  • Maximum combined funding of $1,200,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Period of performance not to exceed 3 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 22, 2020

Letter of Intent is required.

Application: August 5, 2020


LRP

FY20 Lupus Research Program (LRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Idea Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 29, 2020
  • The maximum period of performance is 2 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $300,000 in total costs.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): August 25, 2020

Application: September 23, 2020
Impact Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 29, 2020
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $750,000 in total costs.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): August 25, 2020

Application: September 23, 2020
Transformative Vision Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 29, 2020
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
  • The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $2,500,000 in total costs.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): August 25, 2020

Application: September 23, 2020


FY20 Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson’s Research Program (NETP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Early Investigator Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 7, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $400,000 for total costs (includes direct and indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
August 18, 2020

Application:
September 16, 2020
Investigator-Initiated Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 7, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $1.2 million (M) for total costs (includes direct and indirect costs).
  • Maximum Period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
August 18, 2020

Application:
September 16, 2020
Synergistic Idea Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 7, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $3 million (M) for total costs (includes direct and indirect costs).
  • Maximum Period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
August 18, 2020

Application:
September 16, 2020


FY20 Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program (OPORP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Clinical Research Award (CRA) Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 31, 2020 The FY20 CRA offers two funding levels: Funding Level 1:
  • Maximum funding of $350,000 for total costs (direct costs plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is years.
Funding Level 2:
  • Maximum funding of $2,000,000 for total costs (direct costs plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 15, 2020

Application:
July 29, 2020
Clinical Trial Award (CTA) Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 31, 2020 The FY20 CTA offers two funding levels: Funding Level 1:
  • Maximum funding of $350,000 for total costs (direct costs plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is years.
Funding Level 2:
  • Maximum funding of $4,000,000 for total costs (direct costs plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 15, 2020

Application:
July 29, 2020

FY20 Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Proteogenomics Research Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 2, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $250,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.
Pre-Application:
July 16, 2020

Application:
July 30, 2020


FY20 Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Virtual Cancer Center Director Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 23, 2020
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $1,250,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 30, 2020

Application: August 20, 2020
Career Development Award - Fellow Option Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 23, 2020
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $400,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 30, 2020

Application: August 20, 2020
Career Development Award – Virtual Cancer Center Scholar Option Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 23, 2020
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $800,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 30, 2020

Application: August 20, 2020
Behavioral Health Science Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 23, 2020
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $1,000,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 30, 2020

Application: August 27, 2020
Translational Team Science Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 23, 2020
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $1,500,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent):
July 30, 2020

Application: August 27, 2020

FY20 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Clinical Trial Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 8, 2020 Planning Phase (optional):
Maximum of $500,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).

Maximum period of performance is 18 months.

Clinical Trial:
No maximum funding limit; requested funding must be appropriate for the scope of work proposed.

Maximum period of performance is 4 years.

Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): July 29, 2020

Application: August 13, 2020




FY20 Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Applied Research Award (ARA) Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 16, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $725,000 for total costs (includes direct and indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal):
May 27, 2020

Application:
September 10, 2020
Clinical Trial Award (CTA) Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 16, 2020 Funding Level 1:
  • Maximum funding of $2.25 million (M) for total costs (includes direct and indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Funding Level 2: (Translation of Early Findings – Soft Tissue Trauma Focus Area with Rehabilitation Option):
  • Maximum funding of $2.75 million (M) for total costs (includes direct and indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal):
May 27, 2020

Application:
September 10, 2020
Clinical Translational Research Award (CTRA) Program Announcement
Application Instructions
March 16, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $1.5 million (M) for total costs (includes direct and indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal):
May 27, 2020

Application:
September 10, 2020


FY20 Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Idea Development Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
April 7, 2020 Established Investigators:
  • Maximum funding of $750,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).

New Investigators:

  • Maximum funding of $600,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-application (Letter of Intent): August 27, 2020

Application: September 24, 2020
Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Award Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 8, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $6,000,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): September 10, 2020

Application: September 24, 2020

FY20 Vision Research Program (VRP)

Mechanism Program Announcement/Instructions Release Date Funding Amount Submission Deadline
Focused Translational Team Science Award (FTTSA) Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 20, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $5,000,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 4 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal):
July 28, 2020

Application: November 18, 2020
Investigator-Initiated Research Award (IIRA) Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 20, 2020 Funding Level 1:
  • Maximum funding of $260,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 2 years.
Funding Level 2:
  • Maximum funding of $750,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal):
July 28, 2020

Application: November 18, 2020
Translational Research Award (TRA) Program Announcement
Application Instructions
May 20, 2020
  • Maximum funding of $1,000,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • The maximum period of performance is 3 years.
Pre-Application (Preproposal):
July 28, 2020

Application: November 18, 2020

Last updated Friday, June 26, 2020